Poll for 8/08/08 What woodworking Olympics Event would you enter

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Blog entry by Karson posted 08-08-2008 07:04 AM 1398 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well the Olympics is starting today and entries from all over the world are getting ready to look at your masterpieces.

What Woodworking Olympics event would you enter and be standing on the podium with your Gold Medal, or sliver or bronze, but in the least be up there for all to see what you are able to accomplish.

Stand proud we are all supporting you. All of your countrymen and women will chear your flag and your accomplishments.

Bird’s nest statium

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 08-08-2008 07:09 AM

I would suggest a duration event such as “How long before your wife notices that new tool.” award.

Bronze goes to the guy who gets away with it until she notices the empty box on trash collection day.

Silver to the guy who doesn’t get busted until he’s caught in the act using it…

and Gold for the guy who gets at least as far as the next credit card billing cycle.

Tin foil hats for everyone who’s entered the event…


-- I don't make sawdust...I produce vast quantities of "Micro Mulch."

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#2 posted 08-08-2008 12:21 PM

The only event I can see myself in is the hammer throw. It comes quite naturally to me after I’ve hit my thumb for the hundredth time.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#3 posted 08-08-2008 01:45 PM

I guess it would be bowling for me.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 08-08-2008 03:10 PM

Synchronized Wood working, you and your partner both build the same project, synchronized…with a wall between the two of you.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#5 posted 08-08-2008 03:18 PM

speed turning.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too [email protected]#$%

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#6 posted 08-08-2008 03:45 PM

I would have to go with Olympic planning & dreaming. If I was to build even a fraction of the things I’ve dreamed about, I’d have a furniture store full of my stuff… and, make no mistake about it, in my dreams, they’re all beautiful, right down to the perfectly fit hand cut dovetails.

By the way, I had a second Shopsmith for months before my wife asked about it. (a lot harder to hide than an orbital sander) I told her that I built it from spare parts & accessories from my other machine. I’d have been better off with the truth on that one.

Do I get any sort of medal for living through it?

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 08-08-2008 04:25 PM

Most miles walked back and forth in the shop, trying to remember exactly what is was I was looking for!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Richard Williams

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#8 posted 08-08-2008 06:20 PM

Making comfortable seats that hold beers?

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#9 posted 08-08-2008 07:00 PM

Lee i do that one all the time .lol
I like Russel,s idea too

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#10 posted 08-08-2008 07:49 PM

I am going with Russel and the hammer throw. How about the loadest yell after hitting your thumb with the thrown hammer as a secondary even? You could earn additional style points for vulgartiy.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#11 posted 08-08-2008 07:57 PM

Speed Screw ups….

... how long it would take for me to screw up a project.

I already don’t need any training, and I’d win the gold. lol

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 08-08-2008 09:14 PM

I’d rather be a spectator, & have a satellite TV set up,

& also have my carving tools, so I could carve during the commercials.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#13 posted 08-08-2008 11:48 PM

Dick I’d have you go with carving all of the Gold, Silver and Bronze woodies (more typical metals)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#14 posted 08-08-2008 11:54 PM

Pole vault. That way I can make something out of the poles after I kill myself pole vaulting.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#15 posted 08-09-2008 12:56 AM

How about a contest to see how many projects your can start before completing any of them?

Or better yet, how many projects you can start before completing the new set of kitchen cabinets?

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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